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When Comedy Went To School: Documentrary of Catskill Mountains Comedians
By Hephzibah Anderson |Documentary by former Catskills camper and Turkish Muslim shows how Jewish comedy was schooled at the summer resort - and how many types of herring were on the breakfast menu.
Since their heyday in the middle decades of the last century, the Catskill Mountains have become something of a joke in themselves. Located around a hundred miles north-northwest of New York City, they are the borscht belt, the sour cream sierras, the Jewish Alps – a place belonging to a homespun past when accents were thicker and everyone was poorer.